For Over 20 years Alex Agricola has been working with leather, he has designed, made and supplied to a host of industries… His heart firmly planted in the LARP hobby, over time this spring boarded opportunities leading to working on many block buster movies, games and TV.
Totally passionate about the hobby, he first laid hands on leather almost 30 years ago with his own LARP Leather Armour, but where to start ?? No schools exist, no classes beyond those covering bags, wallets & belts and armourers, frighteningly shy over sharing techniques.
In 2015 Alex decided to start his quest to share the knowledge… all self taught, which in itself proves “Anyone can do it, with a little guidance” and the publication of “The Crystal Anvil”
Here we have shaved the tome down with the “essentials” in plain english !! No Jargon, plenty of Photos and everything you could want to know to get you started working with leather and the subject of armour. A basic primer to give you the perfect foundations, with more advanced in depth tutorials to come.
If you are looking to begin working with leather, want to learn about the few essential tools needed, be guided by 27 years hands on experience from the hands of someone who’s work has graced not only the battlefields but the silver screen (not to mention gaming screens..)
Then this concise workbook is for you.
One request…. We are all crafters an passionate about our hobby so we ask you to respect this and the fact there is a real person who feels the effects of “file sharing” and it prevents more of these works being created.
Support your craft 🙂
Thanks – Black Raven Armoury
– Cleaning and Bruising
– Marking Out
– Cutting Out
– Edge Finishing
– Fastening Together
– Surface Finishing
– Leather Forming
– Shaping ONTO a Former
– Moulding INTO Shape
– Rules of thumb
– Armour Considerations
– Appendix of Suppliers
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